Archive | April, 2011

Fashion Royalty

12 Apr

Kate Moss is one of the world’s top and most sought-after supermodels. Despite dropping off the radar as a style icon; despite bowing gracefully out of fashion scene, for the most part; Moss is still an icon, still wanted by readers. And you have to give the readers what they want.

For the May 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Kate Moss landed not one, but two covers. The issue, Fashion Royalty, features Moss in Alexander McQueen wedding gowns. The issue is dedicated to and honors the late designer by featuring many articles and photographs of him and his creative and inspiring designer pieces.

Moss was eager to do the cover and talked fondly of McQueen:

“He gave women power, while letting them be fragile and vulnerable at the same time. People always used to say he was a misogynist, but it took me a while to realise that he was actually empowering women and not the other way around….. There’s never ever going to be anybody like him. His was the most exciting show to see ever, even if you weren’t there. I would hear about it on the phone and hear Lee and hear everyone. There was so much tension, but we had the best laughs. He was a dear friend of mine. I miss him terribly.”

The issue hits news stands soon.

Star Stylist Dies at 29

11 Apr

On April 5, celebrity hair stylist and TV personality Dariel D. Pulliam Jr. passed away. Details are not clear, but it’s believe Pulliam died from a staph infection or from complications of fluids on his lungs.

Dariel began his career in Baltimore, MD. Through training he learned how to manipulate current hair styles and produce new hair trends. Soon after, he moved to Atlanta to pursue his career wand continue his education and training.
Not long after moving to Atlanta, he became the key hair stylist for music videos, photo shoots, and runway shows He recieved notoriety . While blossoming in his freelance career Dariel wanted to take on the hair competition arena. After winning his very first hair show he caught the competitive bug and went on to become one of the top hairstylists in the field winning the title as Atlanta’s best hair stylist in 2010.
Dariel Pulliam Jr. was the feature hairstylist to well known personalities such as Keyshia Cole, her sister Neffeteria “Neffe” Pugh, Frankie Lons, Elite Noel, Fantasia Barrino, Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle,  Adrienne Bailon, Tiffany Evans, Tionna Smalls and a number of other famous celebrities.

He was an asset to the fashion and music industry and will be greatly missed. He will be remembered as a legend.